Friday, September 5, 2008

Maple Leafs To Move Another Dman?

According to an email I got from a source tonight the Maple Leafs could be looking to move another defenceman.

The source went on to say that if there were to be another move however it may not take place until after training camp as Fletcher would like to see the chemistry of his team before making a rash decisions.

I have completed a list of Dmen that I feel at this point are expendable to the Maple Leafs.

1.) Ian White (Has never really been anything more than a #6 or 7 defenceman)

2.) Carlo Coliacovo (While I love the guy he has never had a healthy season, I feel that there are D on this team who can fill his shoes and stay healthy)

3.) Staffan Kronwall (Career AHL'er enough said)

4.) Tomas Kaberle (Ok a lot of you will jump the gun on this quickly but listen to what I have to say. 1st this guy will garner a huge return from any team that he could be traded to. Last year he nixed a trade that would have seen Jeff Carter and a 1st round pick come to the Leafs I think he is easily worth a young promising forward and a bluechip Dman thats why he is on my list)

Anyways this is my list I doubt Kaberle gets traded unless that Leafs are out of the playoff race come February then maybe I could see it. Also Kaberle has a clause like Kubina that if the Leafs miss the playoffs this year his NTC becomes void for a certain amount of time.

The Source.

P.S. I changed the name there I wasn't really paying attention when I wrote this and got the 2 mixed up I was distracted by some Junior Hockey on TSN last night its a repeat from something last year. anyways just want to apologize for that thanks guys.

The Source.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

where are the montreal and ottawa team predictions??? They were suppose to be on Monday, no?

corey said...

i dont wants to see kabs go, now that mccabe is gone we need our vet d men, defense wins games.
id rather get our star forward from the draft.

Anonymous said...

we have the other Kronwall

Fred Poulin said...

It's Staffan Kronwall, big difference!

Anonymous said...

Do you guys seriously base your "rumors" on threads from HFBoards?

http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=548290

So many 'rumors' from here seem to pop up after they've been discussed there....

charlie said...

People, stop friggin bashing everything. Holy crap, some of us like reading rumours regardless of their validity just for the sake of reading rumours. Jesus, you rumour police are so bloody annoying.

On that note, like I've said, the Kaberle deal at the deadline would have been huge. Obviously we would probably be offered something similar, and I hope this year he takes the trade. We're strong on defense and thin up front, so I think Kaberle would warrant the return necessary so he should go.

Dewey said...

Bashing rumors is something that happens too much here for sure. They are just rumors, and we all should just wait and see if they are true or not before responding. However, if you put the wrong guy's name up on your post (ie star Niklas Kronwall instead of far less talented younger brother), you leave yourself open to criticism. Get your facts straight, people!

charlie said...

I'm not talking about the wrong name- I understand people commenting on that.

The Source said...

Changed the name sorry about that guys.

Anonymous said...

Colaiacavo will bounce back. When healthy, he is their best defencemen next to Kaberle. Kronwall getting moved would mean nothing because they could just send him down to the marlies. Either Van Ryn or White will be moved, it's pretty obvious.

Anonymous said...

i think if anyone is getting moved its white.

G said...

I agree.. I believe it will be White moved. Kaberle has a great salary and would only hurt the Leafs if they let him slip away.. I can see a package of White and Ponikarovsky being dangled. Surely they could get a sure fire second liner for the package.

Anonymous said...

oh yeah I'm sure many teams want to move their first or second line players for Poni and White. Be realistic expect draft picks back at the most or names like Marchant that is being thrown around.

G said...

Poni & White for draft picks???? You be realistic. Poni alone would get you a 2nd rounder - regardless if you are a Leaf fan or not. Poni is MUCH more valuable than Kilger - and he got a 3rd rounder.

Anonymous said...

3rd round pick at the deadline yeah and Gill got a 2nd and a fifth, but yet Mccabe needed to have a pick added. Poni is a decent player not a star, and White would be a throw in the deal and worth nothing. Unfortunately combined the Leafs would be lucky to land a second and a fourth, not a first line player not going to happen.

Anonymous said...

where are the montreal and ottawa team predictions??? They were suppose to be on Monday, no?Are you gonna answer the question or what?

Anonymous said...

Since the Source refuses to answer the question maybe you can find out...When are those Ottawa and Montreal team predictions gonna be posted?? He said on Monday and its now Friday! Way to make this website lose major credibility with the readers by saying your gonna write a piece and then not following throught and then when the Source is asked about it in the comments section of his articles he just refuses to answer! What a joke !!

Anonymous said...

Leaf fans slay me. Carter AND A FIRST for Kaberle? More like Kaberle and a first for Carter.
Most Leaf players have about half the value that Leaf fans think they have.
Proof = McCabe

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